My Children Don’t Have A Clue

“Into the great wide open; Under them skies of blue; Out in the great wide open; A rebel without a clue.”
-Tom Petty

As I snapped this picture a week or so ago, I was thinking of these song lyrics. Just this verse played on repeat in my head.

The beautiful blue sky above and my two beautiful kiddos running with abandon through a field at their favorite park. Yes, my two little rebels without a clue.
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World Kindness Day

Be kind. Be kind to others. Be kind to yourself. Be kind to your world.

Today is World Kindness Day. Really, every day should be Kindness Day. It is something that needs to be celebrated and recognized and exercised on the daily.

Kindness is an often overlooked virtue. It can be forgotten in the hecticness of life, when in reality it should be ingrained in everything we do.  Continue reading

I Kinda Want To Lose 10 Pounds, But…

20 Things I Like More Than Dieting:

1. Bagels

2. Scrubbing toilets

3. Mondays

4. Waking up before the sun

5. Cheese

6. Not stressing about food

7. Watching the same episode of PJ Masks eleventy billion times

8. Cleaning the cat box

9. Sitting in traffic

10. Enjoying food

11. Running uphill

12. Running uphill into the wind

13. French fries

14. Clipping my nails too short

15. Decaf coffee

16. Touching raw meat

17. Taking laundry out of the dryer

18. Bacon

19. Being happy

20. Olive Garden To Go on a Saturday night

Please Excuse The Mess…

See this mess right here? This is how my family room looks currently.

This is how my family room looks often.

I know some of you out there are cringing at the sight of this. Toys are strewn about creating an unintentional obstacle course. A toddler chair is turned upside down just outside of the photo frame. Gazillions of tiny pieces of a variety of games and play sets are laying around EVERYWHERE.

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